The Career and Professional Development Center offers a vast array of services for career-oriented students and graduates. Our goal is to help students to become more confident in their professional development and networking abilities so they can make
informed decisions about graduate schools and career opportunities.
IUP graduates are employed at some of the world’s top companies!
Class of 2017 (August 2016, December 2016, and May 2017) Graduate First Destination
IUP graduates from August 2016, December 2016, and May 2017 are invited to take the IUP Graduate First Destination Survey (GFDS).
The survey should take 3-5 minutes to complete. To thank you for your input, those who complete the full survey by January 17, 2018, will entered for a chance to win one of three $50 Amazon gift cards!
Handshake is a one-stop shop for students to prepare and launch their careers; and for companies, nonprofits, and organizations of all shapes and sizes to find, recruit, and hire IUP alumni. Handshake uses data to help students find jobs or internships that best match their interests.
IUP alumni can sign up for Handshake using their personal e-mail address. The IUP Single Sign-On function is available only for current students.
Have you wondered what you can do with a degree in
Philosophy? How about one in
Safety Sciences? The What You Can Do With Your Degree pages feature comments from recent IUP graduates and suggestions for which professions work best with which degree. Check it out!
Check out our
Career and Professional Development Center Blog.
The Career and Professional Development Center offers a variety of career-oriented workshops that may be valuable to your curriculum or student
organization. To make this process more convenient for you, trained career counselors will present these topics on an as-needed basis. Workshops can be delivered in the classroom, at your club’s meeting, or in the Career and Professional Development
Check out these helpful guides in printable PDF format on writing a resume or cover letter, creating business cards, getting the most out of your LinkedIn account, appropriate business attire, and more!
Graduation day is not the day you should start thinking about your career. The Career and Professional Development Center is committed to providing quality services and developmental opportunities that support the educational objectives of IUP. Our goal
is to teach students, by providing coaching and support, how to become active participants in their own continuing career development.
Why should you take advantage of the services offered by the IUP Career and Professional Development Center?
Check out the
IUP Career and Professional Development Center Facebook page and see what Norm’s been up to, and watch
IUP Career and Professional Development Center videos for information about Norm, what services are provided by our office,
and how you can improve your job search skills.
Join us on Facebook and
Twitter and get the advantage of early notification about job fairs, employment opportunities, and more.
Connect with us through Twitter (@IUP_CPDC), Facebook, and LinkedIn
IUP Graduate Survey Results
If you need to have your résumé reviewed, but don’t have the opportunity to stop by our office, you can send it to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Your résumé will be reviewed by one of our career coaches within two business days, and then you will receive feedback.
The Career and Professional Development Center hosts drop-in hours every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. in Pratt 302 during the fall and spring semesters. Trained career coaches will be available for résumé reviews and quick questions.
Drop-in hours begin two weeks after the semester has started and end the last week of classes before finals.
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